The purpose of the NFL preseason games was that it allowed players to get some much needed practice to get back into the game while at the same time test and toughen up the rookies. Today, the purpose of the NFL preseason games are not so much for the team since they now have more mini-camps available to keep them in shape during the off-season.
Some my argue that preseason games are for the fans, for the online sportsbooks who are out to make an early buck on the NFL and for the owners to make more money but even if that is the case, there is no reason for a coach to risk playing hard in games that do not have any bearing on the NFL team standings.
So far, there has been quite a few preseason injuries leaving many teams scratching their heads as to how they will play the regular NFL season.
Here are some of the more notable preseason injuries starting with tight end, Niles Paul was one of the first preseason victim when on August 13, 2015 during a match-up against the Browns, Paul had to be carted off the field after an awkward fall from a block and will now miss the rest of the season due to an ankle fracture dislocation.
That same Thursday night, the Chargers had a run of bad luck when guard Johnnie Tourtman broke his arm and Tourek Williams for the chargers broke his foot during the same game
So far, the Jacksonville Jaguars have only sustained one injury when Julius Thomas of the Jaguars fractured his hand against Pittsburgh.
The New York Giants have also had their share so far of preseason injuries when Rookie safety, Landon Collins exited the game with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee that will probably take him out for 3-4 weeks.
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